Cabaret Voltaire continue a series of releases on Mute with #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985), a six CD / four vinyl and two DVD box set, out on 4 November 2013, listen to tracks from the sampler here:
#8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985) collates four of Cabaret Voltaire’s classic mid-period releases – remastered – on CD and vinyl – The Crackdown (1983, on the 30th anniversary of its release), Micro-Phonies (1984), Drinking Gasoline (1985) and The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord (1985) alongside a CD of Cabaret Voltaire’s 12” tracks from the period and a CD of 12 unreleased tracks entitled Earthshaker.
DVD1, Cabaret Voltaire Live, collates two live shows, the Bedford Boys Club (18.08.84) and Hammersmith Palais (02.12.84) and DVD2 is the long awaited DVD release of Gasoline In Your Eye (1985), an experimental video showcase previously only available on VHS plus the four promotional videos from the time.
#8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985) also includes 40-page 12″ booklet, notes about Earthshaker, an essay by Phil Barnes and new sleeve notes by Richard H. Kirk.
The box set follows a recent vinyl release for Red Mecca, remastered by Pole’s Stefan Betke, and available on vinyl for the first time in over 20 years. Described by The Wire as “a striking piece of work”. Red Mecca was awarded 8/10 by Uncut and Vinyl Package of the Month by MOJO.
In early 2014 #7885 (Electro Punk to Techno Pop 1978 – 1985) will compile for the first time, both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release.
Cabaret Voltaire, alongside Human League, Throbbing Gristle, Fad Gadget and The Normal, were at the forefront of the UK Electronic Movement of the late ’70s. Way ahead of their time, Cabaret Voltaire’s blend of dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental made them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts of the last 35 years.
More details HERE.